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The Low Down on Palau Currency


US Dollar

Central Bank:

Federal Reserve Bank

Currency symbol:

$ (dollar)

Currency sub unit:

¢ (cent)


greenback, buck, dough, green

Bank notes:

$1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100


1¢, 5¢, 10¢, 25¢, 50¢, $1

The official currency used in Palau is the US dollar. The dollar is subdivided into 100 cents.

Palau became a sovereign state as part of the Compact of Free Association with the US in 1994.

The US dollar is used in Palau because Palau did not have an official currency prior.

The most commonly used notes for USD in Palau are the 1, 5, 10, 20, 50 & 100.

What to spend your US dollars on

  • Snorkelling excursion

    80 USD *

  • Daily car rental

    40 USD *

  • Noodle soup

    6 USD *

  • Budget hotel room per night

    45 USD *

  • Local restaurant meal

    20 USD *

How many dollars will I need?**

Please select your budget above.

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Must-sees in Palau

  • Koror Island
  • Koror is Palau’s main hub and offers visitors a unique mix of tradition and modernity in both its architecture and attitude. Some stunning restaurants will keep you entertained along with some unique shopping experiences and quirky museums.
  • Jellyfish Lake, Rock Islands
  • Snorkelling at Jellyfish Lake is one of Palau’s most unique and entertaining experiences. This marine lake surrounded by mangroves is filled with millions of transparent and harmless jellyfish. Swim with them as they follow the sun and explore a hypnotic and alien world beneath the water.
  • Blue Corner
  • One of Palau’s most enthralling diving locations, Blue Corner is known for its majestic assortment of coral and sea life. This diving spot is for more experienced divers who can handle the strong tidal currents in this area.

Buying US dollars online is easy

Order American dollars online, lock in the rate and collect at your local store, at the airport before you fly or have it delivered at home

  • 1. Click the ‘Buy US Dollars Now’ button below
  • And tell us how much you need for your trip.

  • 2. Choose how to get it
  • Get your currency home-delivered or choose to collect at more than 3,600 pick up locations.

  • 3. Pay online
  • You can pay online using either BPAY, Visa or MasterCard®

FAQs Relating to Palau Currency

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  • Can I use a credit card in Palau?

    Credit cards are accepted at some establishments in Koror (and at a few places on Peleliu) but can attract a transaction fee.

  • Are there ATMs available in Palau?

    There are Bank of Hawaii, Bank of Guam and Bank Pacific ATMs in Koror, which can be used for international withdrawals.

  • Is it difficult to exchange currency in Palau?

    Currency exchange in Palau is limited so it may help to bring some USD in cash with you.

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Excellent communication of the features…

Excellent communication of the features of the card and tips on loading and changing currencies on card. Friendly customer service.


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Service and deliery were faultless. Excgange rate just ordinary.

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Buying online offers savings such as…

Buying online offers savings such as fees and is very convenient. Most paperwork can be done at home prior to travelling

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Easy to order and to collect at nearest post office. Efficient service.

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Highly recommend

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The staff at the Toowoomba Grand Central kiosk have been exceptional in their customer service to me. The whole process is simple and quite speedy as well.

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*Rates are subject to change throughout the day. In-store rates vary compared to online.

**The figures provided are indicative only and are there to provide an idea of the amount of travel money you may need during your trip.

^^Based on mid-market and Travelex Online AUD to FX exchange rates as of the date of the relevant social media post and/or email communication. Rates are subject to change throughout the day. Any rates and savings are quoted as a guide only.

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